12 minutes from Venice by car and 30 from Sarasota, this boutique hotel is perfectly located near the Gulf Coast. Guests can take a free shuttle to the white ...
The hotel, at first, looked old and tired. The exterior is currently under renovation. But, the rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. The complimentary breakfast was good. The pool is nice. There is a Tiki bar, but I thought the drinks were a bit overpriced.
Arrayed along a private beach of fine white sand on the Gulf of Mexico, this island resort is on Lido Key, a half-mile from Saint Armands Circle shops and cafés ...
It was a nice family hotel. I am gay and was alone. My husband joined me later. The hotel was lovely. Nice, bright clean rooms. Great staff. I like kids, do the the family aspect was fine by me. However, others might be put off by the strong presence of kids and teenagers.
Situated in Bradenton, this motel is 3 mi (4.9 km) from Links At Greenfield Plantation and within 6 mi (10 km) of River Run Golf Links and Manatee Village Historical ...
It's close to everything you need, friendly staff and clean rooms.
Located in the heart of Sarasota, this eco-friendly hotel is 0 mi (0.1 km) from G.Wiz and within 3 mi (5 km) of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and Sarasota Jungle ...
Awesome place took my daughter for her 22nd birthday
Located in Siesta Key Village, this beach motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Siesta Key Public Beach, St. Boniface Episcopal Church Labyrinth, and Crescent Beach. ...
Park the car and walk!!! Across the street from world class white sand beach walk the other way to great dining and local entertainment. Mail your friends a coconut! Just write the address on the fruit, and take to local post office! They will be so jealous!
Tropical Beach Resorts is located on Florida's Siesta Key barrier island. Just across the road is Crescent Village with its restaurants and shops, while hiking, ...
Great location on a beautiful beach. Good value for this spot. The room is a little small but we had a studio. Worked fine and was otherwise a terrific room. Would definitely go there again!
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Gulf Gate Mall and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Siesta Key Public Beach. Nontando and Siesta Key Jet Ski ...
We stayed here in order to take a look around Sarasota. Although we didn't swim, we did have drinks by the pool - very pleasant. Decent breakfast. The only objection I would have is that the sink is outside the bathroom door and if one person is sleeping, they will be woken up by the water running, ...
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Venice Train Depot and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Venice Beach. Centennial Park and Venice Theater are ...
I have stayed here about 3 times - its a great hotel and convenient to downtown Venice. the pool and patio area is very nice. The breakfast buffet is always the same so they could change it up but overall its a great hotel and I will def come back.
Located in the heart of Sarasota, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ca’ d’Zan and John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Marina Jack and Siesta Key Public ...
Front desk was very pleasant and helpful. Easy checking in and out.
Situated in Osprey, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from Oscar Scherer State Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nancy's Consignments and Historic Spanish Point. Siesta ...
Good hotel for Venice area. Good breakfast. Rooms are clean. Great for the price.
According to a local legend, Sarasota was once named Zara Zota, which is believed to mean “the Sahara by the blue waters.” This moniker is an apt description of the expanse of white sandy beaches washed by the warm azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Comprised of 99 percent pure crystal quartz, these spellbinding beaches are among the whitest on the planet.
This idyllic emerald coast setting has attracted adventurers and romantics since the late 19th century, including John Ringling who selected the area as the winter quarters for his traveling circus in 1911. Sarasota's historic buildings and modern edifices, such as the Wilson Building, have influenced architects around the world. This seaside community also has an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and comfortable accommodations.
In keeping with its motto, Sarasota maintains a small-town atmosphere while providing a range of big city amenities.
Guests of Sarasota hotels can relax on the beach, experience a variety of exciting water sports, and watch colorful sunsets. Popular events like the annual Classic Sand Sculpting Competition attract visitors from around the globe. Head offshore on a deep-sea fishing or dolphin-watching cruise. Golfers can hone their skills on one of more than 60 courses. Sarasota also serves as a spring training center for Major League Baseball. The sports complex hosts a variety of events, such as car shows and concerts. Entertainment venues like the historic Asolo Theater and Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall feature a variety of musical and theatrical productions. Designed by an architect who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright, the Van Wezel includes a color scheme selected by Mr. Wright's widow.
Sarasota has some of the world's finest museum collections. The majestic estate constructed for circus owner John Ringling is now home to Cà d'Zan, his opulent Venetian Gothic 56-room mansion as well as the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, and the Circus Museum. The art museum's collection displays the works of American, Asian and European masters. The Circus Museum chronicles the rich heritage of this live performance show. The collection of artifacts and trails of the 30-acre Spanish Point historic site encompass over 5,000 years in the region. Jungle Gardens features more than 10 acres of lush exotic plants from around the globe, including many rare and endangered species. The tanks of the Mote Aquarium are home to amazing sea creatures that inhabit the nearby waters, such as sharks, sea turtles and dolphins, along with a variety of tropical fish.
The food, music, dancing, arts and crafts, and entertainment of the contemporary Ringling International Arts Festival signal the advent of the local festival season. The epicurean Forks and Corks Festival features a delightful range of tasting events. A frequent backdrop for movies and television shows, Sarasota is the host city for a regional film festival each spring. The early fall Sarasota Chalk Festival highlights the talents of artists using this colorful medium. There are numerous other cultural festivals and celebrations held throughout the year.
Sarasota has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. As a result, January through April is the peak season due to the area's most inviting weather. In addition to being the dry season, this period features temperatures in the mid-70s to low-80s. Evening lows average in the 50s. Late spring through summer is the off-season due to significant rainfall and high temperatures, which can reach the upper 90s. Summer afternoon storms are common. Temperatures and rainfall begin to moderate during the October to December “shoulder season.”
Guests of Sarasota hotels can reach this charming destination by air or car. Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) is located approximately five miles northwest of downtown, and is served by several major and commuter airlines. Visitors can easily reach Sarasota from Interstate 75, which is situated five miles to the east. The Tamiami Trail, or US 41, is a major north-to-south route through Sarasota, and provides easy access to all that “Paradise” has to offer.
Circus lovers, southern belles and beach lovers can all find enjoyment in this lovely city of the Sunshine State.
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